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Lessons from London, the road to Rio: conference examines leveraging legacies of major sporting events
Description
International sports legacy experts will convene at the University of Birmingham this week to discuss the rationale behind hosting global mega-events and their lasting impact.
Date:
26/11/2012
Bolt bigs up Birmingham!
Bolt bigs up Birmingham!
Description
In an interview immediately following the Jamaican victory in the the men's 4x100m relay, Usain Bolt sings the praises of the University of Birmingham and of the sporting facilities which the Jamaican team had access to during the stay here leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Date:
14/08/2012
Can 2012 deliver a youth sport participation legacy - a podcast
Can 2012 deliver a youth sport participation legacy - a podcast
Description
Professor Kathleen Armour, Professor of Education and Sport and Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, talks to Ideas Lab about whether the Games can deliver a youth sport participation legacy.
Date:
26/07/2012
Diet is key to cycling success, sport nutrition lecturer tells Guardian newspaper
Diet is key to cycling success, sport nutrition lecturer tells Guardian newspaper
Description
Gareth Wallis, a lecturer and expert in sports nutrition in the School of Sport and Exercise Science commented in the Guardian newspaper that diet is a key aspect of the of cycling success enjoyed by Bradley Wiggins and his teammates.
Date:
24/07/2012
Leveraging legacies from the London 2012 Olympics - a podcast
Leveraging legacies from the London 2012 Olympics - a podcast
Description
Dr Jonathan Grix, Senior Lecturer in Sport Politics and Policy at the University of Birmingham, about whether the London 2012 Games will leave the country with a significant legacy after the Olympic Flame has been extinguished.
Date:
10/07/2012
BBSRC Industry Interchange Grant awarded to Dr Raymond Reynolds
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Dr Raymond Reynolds has been awarded BBSRC funding to collaborate with the leading defence research company QinetiQ. The grant covers the delivery and installation of a number of bespoke items being donated by QinetiQ, along with RA salary for a collaborative project.
Date:
25/06/2012
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